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Topic: Tips

What the 'Super Mario Run' in-app purchase gets you for $9.99

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Some confusion has erupted regarding the newly released "Super Mario Run" single in-app purchase -- AppleInsider explains what you get, and what you don't, for your $9.99.

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Examined: Apple's iPhone-centric Music app refresh in iOS 10.2

12/15/2016, 10:12 am

With nearly every version of iOS since Apple Music rolled out in 2015, the company has been tweaking the user interface in a bid to make things easier for users -- and iOS 10.2 is no exception.

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How to change back the Apple TV's Home button behavior in tvOS 10.1

12/13/2016, 10:12 am

At some point, Apple's new "TV" app will be compatible with more cable systems and content providers, but until that day, the Apple TV Home button defaulting to the app may not be optimal for most users. AppleInsider explains how to change the Home button back to its previous behavior, taking you to the home screen rather than the "TV" app.

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How to reopen tabs in Safari for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

11/27/2016, 06:11 pm

Whether you closed one by accident or simply remembered something else you wanted to look at, reopening a closed tab is an essential task in any modern Web browser. Here's how to do it in Safari for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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How to make an iPhone speakerphone call using only Siri

11/25/2016, 11:11 am

One of the advantages of modern iPhones is the ability to go hands-free more often thanks to Siri -- but something people may not know is that it's possible to go straight into speakerphone mode when voice dialing.

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How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in compatible apps

11/22/2016, 01:11 pm

If you're a purchaser of the new MacBook Pro, you're probably eager to customize the Touch Bar. AppleInsider shows you how.

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Buyers' guide: Choosing the perfect MacBook model from Apple's numerous new offerings

11/22/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has three distinct lines of laptop computers -- MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro -- but the lines between them can be pretty hazy. If you're in the market for yourself, or somebody you know, AppleInsider can help if you know the answers to a few, basic questions.

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With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best alternative Wi-Fi routers for Mac users

11/21/2016, 12:11 pm

Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers. However, picking a router isn't as complicated as it used to be, and AppleInsider has some suggestions that work well with other Apple hardware.

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How to connect 4K monitors to your Mac, even on some older models without official support

11/17/2016, 01:11 pm

Getting 4K on a relatively recent Mac has some hang-ups, but is still possible -- and rewarding! AppleInsider explains the ins and outs of how to do so, even on some computers that Apple doesn't officially support.

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How to capture screenshots of the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 03:11 pm

The Touch Bar input strip on new MacBook Pro models is itself a Retina Display, but it doesn't show up as a display in System Report. That's prompted Apple to create specialized support in its Grab app to enable capture of screenshots of its current status.

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Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier

11/09/2016, 02:11 pm

One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you'll stumble across a link or file that's better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet's self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

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Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new releases by scanning your Apple Music library

11/05/2016, 01:11 pm

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases.

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How to restore the classic Mac startup chime to Apple's new 2016 MacBook Pros

10/31/2016, 11:10 am

Apple's newly released MacBook Pros do away with the classic F-sharp major boot-up chime that has been a part of the Mac since 1999. Thankfully, for those who want to keep it, there's an easy way to bring it back.

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Tips: How to remap command, control, escape, and other keys in macOS Sierra

10/26/2016, 03:10 pm

macOS Sierra has ushered in a number of new changes for Mac users, including the ability to remap the modifier keys, like the escape, control, command, or option keys to another hardware button. Here's how to do it.

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How to watch Apple's Oct. 27 'Hello Again' Mac event

10/26/2016, 07:10 am

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Apple will host its second press event of the fall, where it's expected to showcase new MacBook models including an overhauled MacBook Pro with an OLED touchbar, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and possibly more. As usual, there will be several ways to watch.

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Tips: To easily stream your media from macOS to iOS locally, use StreamToMe

10/16/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's Home Sharing is great if you've got just a few files you want to stream from a computer to iOS. For larger libraries, a third party application suite called StreamToMe is a great choice, and easy to set up for even novice users.

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iOS 10 tips: Rich notifications enable tvOS text entry from iPhone's lock screen

10/06/2016, 06:10 pm

With rich notifications in iOS 10, users can now view and interact with alerts from a variety of apps directly from the lock screen. One of the more useful implementations is the Apple TV Remote app, which lets users bypass the clunky tvOS keyboard and enter text with their iPhone.

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iOS 10 tips: Apple Music app updates help users manage tracks across devices

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's newly released iOS 10 features a revamped Music app and updated Apple Music service. These changes make life a bit easier in terms of listening to, and accessing, music on Apple devices. Here's how to take full advantage of them.

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How to send messages on your iPhone with fireworks, balloons, and other screen flair in Apple's iOS 10

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Add a little flair to iMessages, thanks to the iOS 10 update that allows for the inclusion of everything from shooting stars, to fireworks, to emphasizing a point with "loud" texts and emojis.

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Tip: Send low-quality photos and save data via Apple's Messages app in iOS 10

10/03/2016, 01:10 pm

Users can now send photos iPhone in low quality mode, conserving data and battery usage via a new feature found in Apple's Messages app in iOS 10. Here's how to use it.

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